History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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Preston J. Fell eldest son of Jesse and Priscilla SANDS FELL, was born February 1, 1836, on the farm owned and occupied by his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and still owns and occupies a part of it.  The farm, as owned by his grandfather, Jonas FELL, included the farm of Mrs. Joseph ELLIS, on the opposite side of the Buckingham and Doylestown turnpike, and he lived and died there.  Jesse FELL, the father of the subject of this sketch, took up his residence on the farm now occupied by the subject of this sketch upon his marriage, and his children were all born there, and Preston J. has resided there all his life.  He was educated at Church's Public school and at the Hughesian Free School of Buckingham.  As the eldest son, the responsible care of the farm devolved upon him at an early age, his father having died when he was but twelve years of age.  He conducted the farm until the youngest child was of age, and then purchased it, and has conducted it together with the nursery business ever since.  He married, November 3, 1870, Cassie H., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth STOVER.  The stovers came to Bucks county from Switzerland about 1727.  They were residents of Bedminster for several generations.   Joseph STOVER lived for a time on the old homestead of his father, Henry STOVER, but later removed to Buckingham and purchased the farm and mill property still known as the STOVER Mill.

   Preston J. FELL is a Republican in politics, and has always taken an active part in the affairs of his township and county.  He was director of the poor for three years; has been a member of the township school board for many years, serving as secretary of the board for five years; and he is also a trustee of the Hughesian Free School, and president of both the Buckingham and Doylestown Turnpike Company and the Centreville and Pineville Turnpike Company, and is supervisor and director of the former company.  He is a prominent man in the community, and has held many positions of trust.

 Text taken from page 187 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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